Holiday traffic is about to begin in earnest for this Fourth of July.
Triple AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 86 percent of Maryland travelers to go by car.
That’s a slight decline from last year.
That amounts to nearly 690-thousand hitting the road from July 3 through July 7th.
Christine Delise with AAA Mid-Atlantic says decline is in part due to a shorter holiday this year than last.
But she adds federal budget cuts and the economy are still having their effect.